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African Ranches River Camp


Spend your days in the shadows of the large trees and listen to their gentle whispers at night, while sleeping under a star-studded sky, far away from any city life. African Ranches River Camp is situated on the banks of the second largest river in southern Africa, the majestic Limpopo River in the Tuli Block, Botswana. A perfect campsite for a weekend getaway or overnight stop en route to central or northern Botswana. This is definitely the epitome of camping! The campsite has sweeping river views, scattered with a large variety of indigenous trees, and an incredible birdlife for the keen birdwatcher.

Enjoy the sight of hippos frolicking in the water as well as crocodiles lazing in the sun. African Ranches River Camp offers the ideal getaway for the nature loving family or a special group of friends to partake in nature’s quiet, peace and tranquillity. Only 32 kilometres from Martin’s Drift/Groblersbrug Border Post, a four hour drive from Johannesburg and a four hour drive from Gaborone. The campsite offers ablution facilities with hot and cold water showers, although there is no electricity. Drinking water is available and firewood is supplied for the water boiler and fire.

We offer camping stands for tents, caravans, the enthusiastic 4×4’s, overlanders etc. Accessible by any motor vehicle, rear or front wheel drive, 2×4’s, 4×4’s, overland trucks, minivans and motorcycles.


Wildlife Photography: Botswana has a pleasant climate and a very high density of wild animals. This makes it one of the world’s most pleasant places to be a wildlife photographer.

Self-Driven Game Drives: Self-Driven Game Drives are available with no time limit, no extra cost and drinks allowed. Spend time with the well groomed Impala, catch a glimpse of the illusive Kudu or discover the Hippo out of its safe water haven. Experience true Africa at your own leisure.

Fishing: The Limpopo River forms a lengthy boundary between Botswana and South Africa and makes up the whole boundary between South Africa and Zimbabwe. There are 48 species of fish recorded up to date in the Limpopo River itself. This makes for some excellent fishing opportunities.

Hiking: Feel free to explore the area while hiking. Take a walk and visit the tracks of something that has been before. Breathe the African air.

Bird Watching: The most productive time of the year in which to see birds is late November to March. Having said that, birding in the dry months can still be good as certain species having completed their breeding during the rains.

Mountain Biking: There are various Jeep tracks available for the keen mountain biker. Some are suitable for the whole family.